Dating out of your social class
Madison’s classmates made fun of her shabby surroundings. Even after graduating from college, marrying and settling into a middle-class life, Madison couldn’t shake her insecurity about her home.
Gina, who grew up in a working-class family, disagreed. Sometimes, talking through these issues presented its own obstacles, which defy stereotypes about how men and women talk to each other.Though Jim and Danielle have been married for almost 30 years, they still treat money very differently.Danielle, like many of the spouses who grew up working class, didn’t like to budget or develop a long-term savings plan.She dropped out of high school and left her home town, marrying a man she’d later call a lunatic.Over the next six years, she moved 17 times, stood in countless welfare lines and even thought about stealing toilet paper.